slide
I found out that the treaty is still here today in one of the museums
and that over 50 chiefs singed the treaty
my map
next i would like to learn about how long did it take to write the treaty
Friday, 25 November 2016
parliament
Parliament
This term we have been learning about Parliament. We have looked at the difference between government and parliament, NZ parliament, who is in government, how our government works and we compared democracy to dictatorship.
Three things that I learned in NZ parliament are:
 that there are 4 buildings that make the building
 the speaker has to give you permission to sit in the seats in the chamber
 there is a special chamber below the bee hive where they go if there is an emergency
Here is the link to my compare and contrast map explaining the difference between democracy and dictatorship. parliament
A.N.Z.A.C day
I learnt how bias the journalist are in in each contry
how the anzacs were involved in ww1(they got dragged into it becasusse they were with united knigdom
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how the anzacs were involved in ww1(they got dragged into it becasusse they were with united knigdom
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Monday, 21 November 2016
Te Reo, Term 4 2016.
This term we have been learning all about the Marae. We have learned that…….
 The Marae is an important focal point for the community.
 The Marae is a place where tradition and customs can be carried out.
 The Marae is a place where people can express their values with dignity.
 There are many kawa ( protocols) that prevail on the marae.
 Marae kawa (protocols) can differ between maraes and iwi.
We have focused on some key concepts when doing this learning.
These are listed and explained in the table below.
Concept

Definition 
give the meaning of these concepts in your own words.

Tikanga

the correct procedure,way of doing things.

Pōwhiri

the welcoming ceremony.

Tangata whenua

local people who are connected to the marae.

Manuhiri

visitors to the marae.

Tūrangawaewae

a home base on a marae.

Whanaungatanga

relationship,sense of family.

Manaakitanga

care for a persons well being.

Aroha

love

Something I would like to learn more about the marae is……...Pōwhiri
Wednesday, 16 November 2016
Mathsfind fractions decimals and percentages
W.A.L.T: I can find fractions, decimals, and percentages of amounts expressed as whole numbers, simple fractions, and decimals.
I learnt how to do this type of maths strategy because if I got given this without knowing anything I would have know idea what to do.
i had trouble with percentages because before I started I wasn't the best with them.
my working out
I learnt how to do this type of maths strategy because if I got given this without knowing anything I would have know idea what to do.
i had trouble with percentages because before I started I wasn't the best with them.
my working out
Wednesday, 2 November 2016
This is my compare and contrast map
Parliament
This term we have been learning about Parliament. We have looked at the difference between government and parliament, NZ parliament, who is in government, how our government works and we compared democracy to dictatorship.
Three things that I learned are NZ parliament are:
 John Key sits on the 4th seat on the right in the chamber.
 Bill English sits on the 3rd seat on the right of the chamber.
 Andrew little sits on the 4th seat on the left of the chamber.
Here is the link to my compare and contrast map explaining the difference between democracy and dictatorship.
Friday, 16 September 2016
KORU GAMES
the activity I did was football
One of my highlights were being undefeated because our school has never done that in a sport yet and we were the first Oaklands team to do that. My second highlight was when i crossed the ball to Jake with my left foot because I can't cross and the fact that I did it with my left foot is a highlight.
I am proud of winning Koru Games because our school football team has never done that before.
Some advise for next years year 7's is to play fair.
Friday, 9 September 2016
C.A.R.E
CARE: My progress so far
The CARE award that I am working towards is bronze
The one area of CARE that I am doing best in is: excellents because:that's the one I have the least ticks on.
The one area of CARE that I need to work harder in is:respect because: i haven't got as much as I would like.
To show my leadership qualities I am a role model to others in the CARE values by doing/showing these leadership traits:motivational
On the CARE SOLO matrix below I am at this SOLO level: because:multistructural
Prestructural

Unistructural

Multistructural

Relational

Extended Abstract

I am not aware of the CARE values yet.

I know what the CARE values mean.
I need help to use them.

I can use the CARE values.
I need reminding to use them.

I can use the CARE values independently.

I can use the CARE values independently.
I can role model to others how to use the CARE values.

Monday, 8 August 2016
Maths assessment task multiplicative strategies
In Maths we have been learning to use a range of multiplicative strategies when operating with whole numbers.
The strategies we have been learning are:
 Estimate the reasonableness of large problems like 1 788 – 891. Could 497 be right?
 Use multiplication to solve addition and subtraction problems eg.
64 – 48 = as (8 x 8) – (6 x 8) = 2 x 8= 16
 Use doubling / halving, trebling/ thirding and adjusting to solve multiplication problems,
eg. 12 x 50 solved as 4 x 150= 600
 Use an algorithm to solve multiplication problems.
 Solve problems using simple cube numbers .
 Use an algorithm to solve division problems.
 Use standard form of division.
 Use standard form of division.
Here is a link to my Multiplicative Strategies Assessment which shows that I know why and how I use particular strategies. This doc also has screenshots to show which IXL activities I have completed as part of my learning. My test answers
My next step in my Maths Learning is…… Understand addition and subtraction of fractions, decimals and integers.
Thursday, 4 August 2016
assessment task
Rich Assessment Task: WALT: Use side or edge lengths to find the perimeters and areas of rectangles, parallelograms, and triangles and the volumes of cuboids.
Complete the 3 problems below on a blog post and then press submit on Google classroom.
The best possible outcome
Problem 3:
2: 8
3: 3
Friday, 29 July 2016
1.6,6,6,6
2 the length is 8/6
3.you need 3 bags of fertilizer
2 the length is 8/6
3.you need 3 bags of fertilizer
Monday, 25 July 2016
My care progress
I have done a check of my CARE progress so far this year.
I am proud of my progress/ I am doing OK/ I feel I could do much better.
(Highlight the one that applies to you and delete the ones that don’t)
I am doing OK because I almost have my bronze i'm only a few ticks behind but getting your bronze is harder.
How far away are you from reaching your BRONZE/SILVER i am only six highlights away from getting my bronze
The area of CARE that I need to try harder in C / A / R / E I chose Excellent because I don't have as much ticks in that collem.
To achieve my BRONZE/SILVER award quicker I need to focus on recording my ticks because I don't fill them in.
The one thing that I can do to improve my progress in CARE is keep focus on school and play with friends at lunch.
We will review CARE progress again at the end of the term.
Tuesday, 5 July 2016
Music
I can describe the characteristics of music from songs of a different time and place
Over the past 7 weeks I have been learning to describe the characteristics of music from songs of a different time and place
I can describe these characteristics in a piece of music…
melody:A series of single notes that are played over and over again.
harmony Multiple notes that are played together all at once
Major  Happy Song
Minor  Sad song
rhythm a strong, regular repeated pattern of movement or sound
timbre Sound quality. A special sound that makes each voice or instrument different. Has its own tone.
form The music plan. How the song is put together.
Here is an example of my learning my work
Monday, 27 June 2016
multiplicative strategies
In Maths we have been learning to use a range of multiplicative strategies when operating with whole numbers.
The strategies we have been learning are:
estimation as a check
use multiplication to solve addition and subtraction problems
use doubling halving and trebling
use an algorithm to solve multiplicative problems
solve problems using simple cube numbers
estimation as a check
use multiplication to solve addition and subtraction problems
use doubling halving and trebling
use an algorithm to solve multiplicative problems
solve problems using simple cube numbers
 Estimate the reasonableness of large problems like 1 788 – 891. Could 497 be right?
 Use multiplication to solve addition and subtraction problems eg.
64 – 48 = as (8 x 8) – (6 x 8) = 2 x 8= 16
 Use doubling / halving, trebling and adjusting to solve multiplication problems,
eg. 12 x 50 solved as 4 x 150= 600
 Use an algorithm to solve multiplication problems.
 Solve problems using simple cube numbers .
 Use an algorithm to solve division problems.
Here is a link to my Multiplicative Strategies Assessment which shows that I know why and how I use particular strategies. This doc also has screenshots to show which IXL activities I have completed as part of my learning.
My next step in my Maths Learning is…..My next step is to answer questions in Multiplicative Strategies faster so I can go rapidly through them.
Monday, 6 June 2016
reading vocabulary week 5
Year 7/8: I can use my growing wide range of academic and contentspecific vocabulary to understand texts.
Name of Text: Underground Explorers
Definitions

Void: a completely empty space.
Fluorescent:a fluorescent tube or lamp.
Vulnerable :exposed to the possibility of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally.
Interconnected: connect with each other.
Seldom: not common; infrequent.

Example/Non Example

Is a void messy? Why or why not?

No because it’s a blank space in the universe

Which color is the most fluorescent at night? Why?

I think it's green or yellow because people always where those fluorescents colours.
 
Why are elderly people more vulnerable than children? Why?

Because elderly people will know what to do in that situation
 
Which is more interconnected; a vine or a dandelion? Why?

Vine because they connect to each other?
 
Which is more seldom; the Olympics or an election in NZ? Why?

Election because everyone in the world doesn't know what an election in nz.

Word Associations

The plants in the garden are dying during a frost

Vulnerable

There were lots of different paths that joined each other

Interconnected
 
I made a shot from halfway while facing backwards.

vulnerable
 
We are still exploring outer space.

void
 
I can find my key ring easily in the dark.

void

Word Relationships
How might each pair of words be connected?

Vulnerable/Fluorescent

I really want a fluorescent jacket.

Void/interconnected

Wormholes connect through voids.

Extended Writing

Think of a time when you felt as though you were in a void or when you saw something that happens seldom. Write a paragraph about this.
 
When I wake up early the morning it is really dark and have to find my way to the switch and some times I my toe trying to get to it.

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